October 10, 2022, 84, Goldsboro –
Arch Darden Bynum, Sr., 84, was granted eternal rest on Monday, October 10, 2022. Arch was born in Greene County on October 8, 1938, to the late Robert William Bynum, Jr. and Helen Tyson Bynum Gaston of Stantonsburg. In addition to his parents, Arch was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Bynum Marshall, and brother, Robert William Bynum III.
After graduating high school from the Georgia Military Academy, Arch was named All-Conference for three consecutive years in baseball, including having a batting average above .450 in his best year at the plate. Continuing his studies at North Carolina State University, Arch graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He was a proud alumnus of his school and maintained a lifelong love for the Wolfpack. Following Wolfpack, sports was one of his greatest hobbies, which included attending two NC State National Championship victories in men’s basketball in Greensboro in 1974 and Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1983.
Arch worked for over 25 years with Gold Kist Poultry, mostly at their plant in Durham. In 1986, Arch moved to Goldsboro and continued his employment with Carolina Turkeys (now Butterball), retiring in 2000 as the Director of International Sales. He loved traveling the world for his job, which led to lasting friendships in places like Mexico, Russia, and Korea.
While living in Durham, Arch was a member of Parkwood United Methodist Church. While there, he served his Lord and church by participating in various church committees, including holding a number of leadership positions such as Lay Leader. Contributing his time to the community, he was also instrumental in the work of the Parkwood Athletic Association, serving as the group’s president and also coaching for many years.
After moving to Goldsboro, Arch continued in service to his Lord as an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was a member of the J. Paul Edwards Sunday School Class, including taking several turns as a teacher of the class. Arch also faithfully served as a Stephen Minister. In the community, he was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club, including serving as their president. As a member of Walnut Creek Country Club, Arch developed and maintained many friendships throughout the years.
Throughout his life, Arch was a proud native son of eastern North Carolina, relishing his time spent visiting friends and extended family and checking on his farms and stands of timber.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the church parlor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Arch’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Phyllis Vail and Rev. James Harry officiating.
Arch is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 63 years, Doris Dixon Bynum; two sons and their wives, Arch Darden Bynum, Jr. and wife, Carol Daughtry Bynum of Goldsboro and Richard Allen Bynum and wife, Veda Jacobs Bynum of Raleigh; and seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Bynum, Arch Darden Bynum III, Helen-Anne Daughtry Bynum, Ashley Sloane Assa, Paige Merideth Assa, Katherine Elizabeth Bynum, and Hope Marie Bynum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Arch’s memory to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.